Neck Beard Squash

After a year of tinkering with different concepts, Dane Reynolds launches the Neck Beard, his favorite free-surf board. No longer working to hide volume from the judges like with the Dumpster Diver, Dane is letting it all hang out with a wider nose and chop tail. With light single concave and vee out the back, this board is faster down the line, has increased rail-to-rail transition, and is more stable when landing airs. Super user-friendly, this is the board Dane grabs when its 1-foot to head-high.

The 2012 Neckbeard tail is taken directly from Dane’s hand-drawn template. Dane kept the overall generous plan-shape to provide a skatey feel but the tail refinement allows for slightly more back foot sensitivity. Light single concave and vee out the back, increased rail-to-rail transition and wider through the nose and tail.

Dane rides the Neck Beard as a tri-fin and as a quad for speed. Comes with a five fin setup to get the best of both worlds. If you are a fan of the Dumpster Diver, then definitely grow out your Neck Beard. Order yours 4 to 6 inches shorter than your height.

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For best results ride this board with the Merrick template—look for the hexagons.

NOTICE as of 9/1/2013 Channel Islands is building and installing our own two-tab (FCS compatible) fin box that will come standard in all boards.

We will custom build with Fusion or X2 upon request (upcharges apply Jan 1 2014).




Novice to Pro




1-foot to head-high




    Dimensions Volumes
Stock Length Glass Width Thickness Liters
5’4 UL/SO 19 2 1/8 24.0L
5’6 UL/SO 19 1/4 2 1/4 26.5L
5’7 UL/SO 19 1/2 2 5/16 28.0L
5’8 UL/SO 19 3/4 2 3/8 29.6L
5’9 UL/SO 19 7/8 2 7/16 30.4L
5’10 UL/SO 20 2 1/2 32.4L
5’11 UL/SO 20 1/8 2 9/16 34.3L
6’0 UL/SO 20 1/4 2 5/8 35.5L
6’1 UL/SO 20 3/8 2 11/16 37.3L
6’2 UL/SO 20 1/2 2 3/4 39.2L
6’4 UL/SO 20 3/4 2 7/8 42L

Hawaii Wave Info

DIAMOND HEAD:  1-2 ft.
WAIKIKI:  1-2 ft.
ALA MOANA:  1-2 ft.
SANDY BEACH:  1-2 ft.
MAKAPU'U:  1-2 ft.
NORTH BEACH:  1-2 ft.
EHUKA'I:  1-2 ft.
SUNSET:  1-2 ft.
WAIMEA:  1-2 ft.
ALI'I:  1-2 ft.
MAKAHA:  1-2 ft.
NANAKULI:  1-2 ft.
MAILI PT:  1-2 ft.
MAILI:  1-2 ft.
Last Update: 1465934